About Rahayu & Partners

Rahayu and Partners Law Offices (“Rahayu & Partners”) was founded in 2005. Founder and Managing Partner, Sri Rahayu, provides a rock-solid foundation for the firm with her ideal business background, having worked both in-house for international banks as well as for a top-drawer international commercial law firm, where she provided banking legal advisory services to a long list of domestic and international banks.

This valuable combination of expertise and first-hand banking industry experience, along with a broad scope of practice, equips our firm to provide our clients with pragmatic banking and finance advisory services, including industry-specific litigation expertise.

In addition to our banking and finance services, we also advise on a wide range of corporate commercial practice areas. We understand the need to provide a practical and commercial approach to help guide our clients through the complex Indonesian legal environment. Our aim is to ensure our clients understand all the options open to them, so that they are able to informed decisions in their business transactions.

IFLR1000 - Rahayu and Partners 





Office Address

Rahayu & Partners
Plaza ASIA 18 Floor
Jalan Jend. Sudirman Kav. 59
Jakarta 12190

Office Telephone: +6221 515 2477

Sri Rahayu

Advocate & Managing Partner
Email:  rahayu@rahayuandpartners.com

Banking and Finance
Private Equities and Securities Transactions
Family Office, Inheritance and Asset Protection

Rahayu obtained her law degree in Transnational and Diplomatic Law from the Padjadjaran University, Indonesia (1995) and Master of Laws degree (LL.M) in Banking and Finance Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), London, England (1999).

Rahayu has practiced law at prominent corporate law firms, such as Ali Budiardjo Nugroho Reksodiputro, and Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners (the Baker & McKenzie member firm in Indonesia), advising domestic and international clients on a wide range of projects, and specialising in banking and finance matters. She has worked with major banking organisations, such as the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC), Citibank, N.A. Indonesia (Citigroup), PT Bank Permata Tbk, PT Barclays Bank Indonesia (a subsidiary of Barclays Bank PLC), and PT Bank Ekonomi Raharja Tbk (a member of the HSBC Group). At Rahayu and Partners, Rahayu has been involved in a broad range of transactions, including foreign investments, projects and corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, general corporate commercial, and dispute resolution. Rahayu is a seasoned advocate, a member of the Indonesian Advocate Association (PERADI) and a capital market lawyer, registered at and a member of the Indonesian Association of Capital Market Legal Consultants (HKHPM). Rahayu holds Indonesian Risk Management Certification (BSMR). She is also an authorised sworn translator. An accomplished writer, she has contributed to several publications, including the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) Banking Yearbook on Indonesia (2002).

Rahayu received the British Chevening Award from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom (1998). Currently, she is Chairperson of the Indonesian Alumni of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), London, England.

Our Practice

Our Firm provides strategic and tactical advice to our clients in banking and finance, joint venture and foreign direct investment, mergers and acquisitions, corporate commercial, restructuring and corporate reorganization.

In recent years we have been developing our construction and property-transactional and advisory services; project, energy, mining and natural resources practices; Islamic finance practice in banking, insurance and sharia credit guarantee; private law areas such as family office, succession, inheritance and asset protection;  and successfully advising our clients in these  areas. We also are able to conduct due diligence, regulatory compliance and good corporate governance services to clients.

We offer strategic dispute resolution and litigation services on commercial cases for our corporate clients and, on certain circumstances, private individual clients. We understand the importance of maintaining business relationship and we assist our clients in finding commercial solutions to their disputes. If a court case is appropriate, we can represent our clients in litigation cases before any Indonesian court of law.

Our Firm provides a professional translation service for legal documents, court verdicts, prospectuses, information memoranda, deeds, permits and licenses, compliance reports and minutes.

We conduct training on selected legal subjects, regulatory issues (new laws or rullings), governance and others for managers, executives and high-ranking officers and boards of directors of numerous corporations and banks.    


Our Value Propositions

We have successfully built a reputation as a “go-to” banking and finance in Indonesia. Through the years we have continued successfully to build our advisory services to encompass a broad range of corporate commercial practices in a variety of industry sectors. Our firm’s success has been recognized in the 2014 editions of IFLR1000, the guide to the world’s leading financial law firms.

High Quality of Services
We assist domestic and international clients working with local and foreign companies and individuals in fulfilling their legal objectives in Indonesia and we are commited to providing legal services of the highest quality, delivered in a timely and cost effective manner.

Indonesian Expertise
Rahayu & Partners is alocal firm with International standards of excellence. Our lawyers have studied and graduated both in Indonesia and overseas and all of them are qualified to practice in Indonesia. They are talented and seasoned lawyers and are professionally reconized in their respective areas of practice. They are fluent in Bahasa Indonesia (the Indonesian language) and English, and are equipped with all the knowledge and skills they require to meet our client’ needs. They are commited to developing and maintaining their excellent technical know-how and to practicing law to the highest ethical and professional standards.

Our Principles

On Client. 

    1. Our client’s interests always come first.
    2. We regularly receive confidential information in our work as part of our normal client relationships. To breach the confidence or to use confidential information improperly or carelessly would be unthinkable.
    3. Our business is highly competitive, and we aggressively seek to expand our client relationships. However, we must always be a fair competitor and never denigrate other firms.

On Firm-Client Relationship.

    1. Our principal assets are reputation and people, if any of these is ever diminished, reputation will be the most difficult to restore. Therefore, we are dedicated to fully comply with the letter and spirit of the laws, rules, and ethical principles that govern our conduct.
    2. Our success depends very much on our integrity and honesty. We expect our people to maintain high ethical standard in everything they do, both in their work for the client and the firm and in their personal lives.
    3. We want to create superior profitability for the firm. Profitability is critical to developing our firm, attracting and keeping the best people. We want to expand our size, big enough to undertake the largest assignment and projects that our client could contemplate, yet small enough to maintain the loyalty, the intimacy, and esprit de corps of our people.